‘Be Bold’ business event, Mother’s Day online shopping

Andrew M. Santos

Locally-owned platform, W Marketplace, launched a year and a half ago for women to launch or grow a business online and find resources.

SEATTLE — More than a year ago, Kate Isler and Susan Gates launched W Marketplace. The Seattle co-founders said they saw the disproportionate effect that the pandemic was having on women.

“We saw such devastation happening to women and women having to redefine their professional lives and think of ways to really make a living,” Isler said.

Because of a spike in online shopping during the pandemic, Isler said it was time to launch W Marketplace.

The online retail space was created, so women could launch or grow a business, find resources to help them succeed, and meet other women entrepreneurs and business owners.  

“Women need a place to sell and promote their businesses,” Isler said.

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Woman used perfume to ignite boyfriend’s clothes, started Camden apartment fire

Andrew M. Santos

Police believe a New Jersey apartment fire that displaced nearly two dozen people started when a woman tried to use perfume to ignite her boyfriend’s clothes.

Firefighters from the Camden Fire Department were called to the Myrtle Place Apartment around 5 a.m. on Mother’s Day for a three alarm fire. 

The two-story, eight-unit apartment building partially collapsed leaving 22 people displaced, according to fire investigators. No one was injured.

Days after the devastating fire, county prosecutors charged 20-year-old Nakyah Barnes-Nelson with several crimes including second-degree arson. 


FOX 29’s Kelly Rule reports that police were previously dispatched to the apartment for a domestic violence incident, but Barnes-Nelson’s boyfriend left before officers arrived.

Investigators believe

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Shop Coastal Grandmother: Fashion, Style, Look, Aesthetic

Andrew M. Santos

When Lex Nicoleta described her personal style as “somewhere between a character in ‘The Matrix’ and a coastal grandmother” on TikTok earlier this year, she started something much more powerful than a viral trend or an internet aesthetic. She awoke something in people across the world, who deeply identified with or aspired to the turtleneck-wearing, vacation home-dwelling lifestyles of the older female protagonists of films like “Something’s Gotta Give,” “It’s Complicated,” “Under the Tuscan Sun” and “Nights in Rodanthe.” (This was only fueled by the fact that the first on that list started streaming on Netflix in April.) (Also, while we’re here, justice for Dr. Keanu Reeves.)

In the few months since, Nicoleta has grown to become the Internet’s go-to source on all things “coastal grandmother,” sharing her favorite source material and thoughts on how to achieve that lifestyle. Meanwhile, the persona has outgrown a single platform: It’s been

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7 Most stylish male fashion influencers to follow on Instagram

Andrew M. Santos

For inspiration on mixing elegance and streetwear, look no further as we’ve got you covered

It’s an undeniably apparent fact: what we’ve all been seeing lately is the same banal, oversized T-shirt and trouser combo that has been replicated time and time again by everyone and anyone. You could take a walk down the street while simply strolling—be it while you’re shopping or even while you’re sipping your perfectly brewed cup of coffee at a cafe somewhere in the city and you’ll see what we mean.

We understand why the effects of the pandemic have caused us to reach out to more comfortable clothing pieces like the graphic and logomania tees paired with trousers, joggers or even shorts. This, however, is an overdone thing of the past. As every Instagram and TikTok fashion connoisseur knows, the key to standing out is in the incorporation of elevated items that are simple

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